Urban Resilience Investment Forum 2020

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Part 1 Part 2 – Matching city-scale solutions with financing and investments

A key element of the Investment Forum is how it will bring together policymakers, private business and financial sectors and other relevant stakeholders to discuss climate resilience and green recovery solutions and, more importantly, ways to finance them. Five city mayors will each have a session to pitch their urban plans and projects on climate resilience and green recovery. This will include an interactive dialogue with investors to explore funding and financial potentials that will support the goals of the plans and projects.

Day 1 - Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 1PM

Session 3

Ormoc’s Urban Waterscape


  1. Richard Gomez, Mayor, Ormoc City Government and City Technical Working Group

The proposed Ormoc Urban Waterscape Project is part of the urban ecosystems-based adaptation strategy of the city to address flooding, urban heat stress and storm surge that endanger fisherfolks, farmers, and urban dwellers. It will adopt natural, nature-based, and engineering design solutions at various scales that integrate the principle of sustainable water resource use. The project scope will include the lower Malbasag River and part of Barangay Can-adieng. Mayor Richard Gomez and the technical working group will explain how the city plans to use urban design solutions to promote climate resilience and at the same time contribute to green economic recovery.

Session 4

Angeles’ Makayamang Abacan Pangulu Project


  1. Carmelo Lazatin, Jr., Mayor, Angeles City Government and City Technical Working Group

Can a public space be re-designed to address the negative impacts of climate change in a landlocked city? Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. and the technical working group will be pitching their ideas for the Angeles Aquipark project situated along the Abacan River. Learn about how they plan to apply nature-based design interventions to help create a cooler microclimate for the local residents and improve groundwater capacity of the city.

Session 5

Cagayan de Oro’s Lunhaw Project


  1. Oscar Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City Government and City Technical Working Group

The driving force of Cagayan de Oro’s Project LUNHAW (‘Green’ in Cebuano) is to create an urban-friendly green space by transforming vacant spaces along the city hall riverside and Poblacion area into climate adaptive and innovative recreational areas for various activities (e.g. picnics, biking, jogging, etc.). The project aims to address major climate issues such as flooding and rising urban temperature. Mayor Oscar Moreno and the technical working group will explain how they plan to use LUNHAW project to mitigate flooding, enhance water management, improve microclimate, and generate co-benefits on public health and local economic development.

Day 2 - Thursday, 19 November 2020, 1PM

Session 6

Legazpi’s Climate Resilient Urban Streetscape (CRUS)


  1. Noel Rosal, Mayor, Legazpi City Government and City Technical Working Group

Mayor Noel Rosal and the technical working group will share the vision of a sustainable urban streetscape for its residents. As the communities face the dangers of flooding, sea-level rise and increasing urban temperatures, the CRUS project will transform the city’s design to have more sufficient pedestrian lanes, an improved drainage system and greener pathways. The team will be pitching their urban adaptation strategy and CRUS project to attain a more climate-resilient Legazpi City.

Session 7

Tagum’s Tagumpay Citywalk


  1. Allan Rellon, Mayor, Tagum City Government and City Technical Working Group

Tagum’s “Tagumpay Citywalk” Project is part of the overall climate adaptation strategy and long-term development plan of the city. Guided by urban ecosystems-based approach and strong stakeholder participation, the project integrates several adaptation measures to address the projected impacts of flooding and increasing temperature in the city’s-built area. Mayor Allan Rellon and the technical working group will explain how they plan to protect its most vulnerable residents and businesses by introducing holistic and integrated urban design solutions.

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